Troubleshooting public data archiving

suggestions to increase participation

Dominique G. Roche, Robert Lanfear, Sandra A. Binning, Tonya M. Haff, Lisa E. Schwanz, Kristal E. Cain, Hanna Kokko, Michael D. Jennions, Loeske E. B. Kruuk

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Abstract

An increasing number of publishers and funding agencies require public data archiving (PDA) in open-access databases. PDA has obvious group benefits for the scientific community, but many researchers are reluctant to share their data publicly because of real or perceived individual costs. Improving participation in PDA will require lowering costs and/or increasing benefits for primary data collectors. Small, simple changes can enhance existing measures to ensure that more scientific data are properly archived and made publicly available: (1) facilitate more flexible embargoes on archived data, (2) encourage communication between data generators and re-users, (3) disclose data re-use ethics, and (4) encourage increased recognition of publicly archived data.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1001779
Pages (from-to)e1001779-1-e1001779-5
Number of pages5
JournalPLoS Biology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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